The Mission of the Hudson Development Corporation Emergency Task Force is to facilitate the exchange of information, ideas, and resources necessary to assist and guide the business and hospitality industries and to protect the quality of life in the city of Hudson.
The HDC Task Force has engaged community members with expertise in the areas that will be critical to having the most powerful and effective results; these include business, finance, manufacturing, city government, hospitality, real estate, the cultural arts, and human services.
The goal of the HDC Emergency Task Force is to provide forward thinking solutions that designed to do the most it can for the Hudson’s economy and its citizens. The Task Force wants Hudson to emerge from the COVID – 19 Crisis as soon as possible, and better than before.
To get underway HDC has established Four Task Forces:
Business: Phil Forman
Emergency Task Response: Monica Byrne
Hospitality: Paul Barrett & Kristan Keck
Quality of Life: Nick Haddad
Culture: Seth Rogovoy
COVID- 19 Helpful Links for Hudson Businesses and Residents
The City of Hudson Website is being updated regularly with information for local residents.
Columbia County Economic Development Development has a dedicated page with Resources and Information for Business Owners: https://www.columbiaedc.com/covid19resources/
Gov. Andrew Cuomo also has a dedicated page for general updates for NY State: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home
Creative Economy: Helpful Links for Artists
Other Financial Assistance:
DIRECT LINKS FOR
Small Business Administration (SBA) COVID-19 Loans
As part of the $2 trillion federal stimulus bill (CARES Act) passed on March 27, New York State nonprofits and other small businesses are eligible for a number of relief benefits from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Information about these programs is available on the Empire State Development website. Nonprofits are strongly encouraged to Apply Now as funding is available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Key programs include:
Helbraun Levey, a law firm servicing some of our local businesses has compiled a directory of helpful links in regards to Coronavirus and Legal Questions.